Encouraging Tribal Community Crash Reporting

The American Indian population is at high risk for motor vehicle (MV) crash injury. Although preventable, a majority of these indigenous populations lack fundamental data needed to understand these events and effective countermeasures. This cross-case study sets a framework for exploring Indian Nations’ crash reporting systems in an effort to fill this information void. An inventory process and experience gained in working with four tribes produced a pragmatic approach that tribes can refine based on objectives with regard to accountability, sovereignty, and system integrity. Enormous benefits can be derived from a crash reporting system that holds essential, non-personally identifiable information. The study shows that electronically documenting MV crash event data is plausible with commitment from tribes and support from other stakeholders.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 43p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01844438
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC-20-414
  • Contract Numbers: MPC-518
  • Created Date: Apr 28 2022 4:43PM